Waste of the West: Public Lands Ranching
by Lynn Jacobs

An Author-Approved, Web-Based, Text-Searchable Installation
Suitable for Online Viewing and Full-Sized Printing

Waste of the West Waste of the West is for people who care about nature. As much as an eye-opening educational tool, it is a call to action. Waste of the West is, and probably will remain, the most complete account of public lands ranching ever assembled. With easy-reading text and more than 1000 photos, drawings, cartoons, graphs, and charts on 602 (8.5" x 11") pages, Lynn Jacobs explores every facet of this obscure yet vitally important issue.

Copyright © 1991 by Lynn Jacobs

Second printing: December 1992 (features new cover art and corrects typographical errors of the 1st printing)

ISBN-13: 978-0-9629386-0-3
ISBN-10: 0-9629386-0-2

The pages of Waste of the West are presented here as high-resolution (300 PPI) PDF files suitable for full-sized printing on 8.5 x 11-inch paper. In general, the pages of each chapter are grouped together as an individual, text-searchable file. In rare instances, though, conversion by Adobe Acrobat of a scanned image file to a text-searchable one yielded distortion of text and graphics. I dealt with this issue in two ways. If the degree of distortion was great, I left the page as an image file and installed it separately from the chapter within which it occurs. I had no choice but to remove such a page from its chapter because the version of Acrobat used disallows the conjoining of image and text-readable files. The excluded image files are accessible through hypertext of the same blue color as are the text-readable chapter files from which they were excluded. For those pages whose conversion to text searchability resulted in only moderate distortion, I kept the distorted pages with the chapters in which they occur. The additionally installed undistorted, non-text-searchable (image) versions of these included pages are accessible through green-colored hypertext.

Front cover through Table of Contents
Foreward, Preface, Introduction (pp. 1–8)
Chapter 1: History of Public Lands Ranching (pp. 9–19)
Chapter 2: Public Lands Ranching Today (pp. 20–32)
Chapter 3: Livestock Grazing: Environmental Effects (pp. 33–201), (p. 149), (p. 151), (p. 161),
                   (p. 181), (p. 188), (p. 191)
Chapter 4: Range Development: Environmental Effects (pp. 202–345)
Chapter 5: Livestock Suffer, Too (pp. 346–354)
Chapter 6: Global Perspective (pp. 355–367)
Chapter 7: Welfare Ranching (pp. 368–371, 373–421), (p. 372), (pp. 422–423)
Chapter 8: Social/Cultural Issues (pp. 424–438), (p. 428), (p. 429)
Chapter 9: Politics (pp. 439–485)
Chapter 10: Benefits of Public Lands Ranching (p. 486)
Chapter 11: Justifications/Myths (pp. 487–519)
Chapter 12: Alternatives (pp. 520–540)
Chapter 13: A Future for Public Lands Ranching? (pp. 541–546)
Chapter 14: Get Involved (pp. 547–577)
Principal Literature Consulted, Index, Credits, The End (pp. 578–602) plus back cover

Support for this installation of Waste of the West by the following individuals is gratefully acknowledged:
Anne A.  *  anonymous  *   Marshall A.  *  Carol & Ted B.  *   Donna & Dan B.  *   Joyce B.
Ken C.  *  Edward D.  *   Gloria & Steven F.  *  Huey J.  *   Ara M.  *  Eileen P.
Roger P.  *  Tom P.  *   Todd S.  *  Laura W.  *   Gina & Dick W.

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